Dennis Simmers | Gamesa's closing just the tip of energy blade
The U.S. electrical energy portfolio is in dire need of serious discussion, including hard questions on national security and grid stability. This is not a time for political posturing and special interest-group, drama-queen hysterics.
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | Western Pennsylvania may decide gubernatorial race
Is he a game changer or is his game merely over?
After the late entry of Jack Wagner, no question looms larger, at the moment, in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race.
George Hancock | Population drop could hamper local news coverage
Our population deficit has created numerous befuddling issues. A recent Tribune-Democrat editorial, “We’re losing the numbers game,” highlights one aspect of this troubling situation.
Limiting college football's offense creates clear winners and losers
The rules of college football could soon change to limit teams from snapping the ball until 29 seconds or less remain on the play clock. The rule would handicap quick offenses and benefit teams with deep defenses. What does it mean for fans? That depends on what kind of football you like to watch.
Gladys Clifton | Not much progress on civil rights issues
If one reflects during this current Black History Month on the status of social justice issues that impact not only our minority community but our whole society, it is sadly apparent that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Thomas Sabo | Beware the use of verbal irony
Ford Swigart would say, “See, I told you so.”
Swigart was a 1960s-era Pitt-Johnstown literature instructor. He served up a communication caution when he taught Jonathan Swift’s essay “A Modest Proposal.”
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | Pennsylvania's evolving governor
Opponents call it “flip-flopping,” but “changing positions” might be a more neutral description.
- MIKE MASTOVICH | From Canada to Johnstown, ‘Play ball’
Nathan Benefield | State budget message sounds all too familiar
Ceremonies in Punxsutawney have come and gone, but every year Groundhog Day reminds me of the film of the same name – in which Bill Murray lives the same day over and over again.
- CORY ISENBERG | Kissell sets her sights high
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